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Definition of exaction:

  1. That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.
  2. The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield; compulsion to give or furnish; a levying by force; a driving to compliance; as, the exaction to tribute or of obedience; hence, extortion.

Synonyms:

fee, toll, command, request, requisition, call, bribe, tax, money, demand, levy, claim, charge, theft, cry, pay, expropriation, blackmail, ransom.

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